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    • Sawtooth Mountains

    • Mountains; Lakes & ponds;
    • A view of glacial lakes looking down from the Sawtooth Mountains. Robert W. Limbert took hundreds of photographs during his explorations of the Sawtooth Mountains.
    • Redfish Lake Lodge Construction

    • Automobiles; Automobile repair; Building construction; Log buildings; Logs; Trees
    • Two unidentified men kneel on the ground to work on a Ford Model T car. The completed Refish Lake Lodge Gas Station is in the background on the left.
    • Lost Sheep

    • Sheep; Volcanic rock;
    • Caption from one of Robert Limbert's scrapbooks: "One morning we sighted a band of sheep which had got lost and true to a homing instinct had endeavored to get back to their home range on the shortest possible route. The result was they were in...
    • Chicago Policemen with Robert W. Limbert

    • Police; Handguns;
    • While visiting Chicago on a publicity tour, Robert W. Limbert and two police officers inspect their revolvers. Limbert was rumored to have challenged Al Capone and other Chicago gangsters to a gunfight after the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
    • Craters of Moon

    • Posters; National monuments;
    • Flyer designed by Robert W. Limbert inviting people to visit the new national monument, established by U.S. President Calvin Coolidge to "preserve the unusual and weird volcanic formations."
    • Indian Bath Tub

    • Springs; Rock formations
    • Hot spring water flows into Hot Creek into what Robert W. Limbert called the "Indian bath tubs" while exploring the Bruneau Valley in 1921.
    • Limbert Family

    • Family; Dogs;
    • Margaret Limbert sits in the grass with her three children, from left to right: Robert, Margaret, and Grace. Teddy the family dog moves in the foreground.
    • Ida Limbert

    • Needlework; Handicraft;
    • Robert W. Limbert's mother, Ida, sits and performs needlepoint while wearing an apron. Ida moved in with Robert's family after her husband Jesse died.
    • Exploration tools

    • Compasses; Scientific equipment;
    • Robert W. Limbert used this pocket sextant thermometer-barometer-compass for his explorations into what was later named the Craters of the Moon National Monument.
    • Senator William E. Borah

    • Horses; Chaps; Legislators; Log cabins;
    • Robert W. Limbert photographed Senator William Borah during a visit to Idaho. Senator Borah holds the reins of his horse in front of an unidentified log cabin.
    • Bruneau Canyon

    • Canyons; Rivers; Valleys;
    • Hand colored Bruneau Canyon photograph, taken and colored by Robert W. Limbert. This view is similar to photograph MSS 80 252. First found and named "Le Canyon de Brun" (Canyon of Brown) by French Canadian fur trappers, the Bruneau Canyon was...
    • Taxidermy Shop Interior

    • Taxidermy; Stores & shops; Wicker furniture
    • Interior view of Robert W. Limbert's taxidermy shop. Furniture includes two wicker chairs and a desk. The shelves below the trophy heads hold smaller sculpted works.
    • Alice Lake

    • Lakes & ponds; Mountains;
    • Alice Lake, approximately 23 miles from Redfish Lake Lodge. The Sawtooth Mountains reflect a mirror image in the lake.
    • Redfish Lake Lodge Construction

    • Building construction; Logs; Carpenters;
    • An unknown man in wool chaps (left) standing with George Washington Blackman (right), who was was said to be the first African-American resident of Custer County and one of the carpenters hired to work on Redfish Lodge. Both men stand in front of a...

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